Ten Books #2: Laura Edbrook

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Love Making and Taking

On 21 January 2016 we welcomed artist and writer Laura Edbrook at The Project Café (Glasgow) for the second of our Ten Books events.

Love Making and Taking was a night of readings curated by Laura Edbrook. Laura shared a selection of ten books where the body and the self are agents of writing.

Collaging personal correspondence, narrative excerpt and theoretical discussion about gender and the conditions of creative practice, these works of essay and memoir present radical intimacy as a critical politics of the personal in the performative writing of the self, theory and the everyday.

Learn more about Edbrook’s book selection at My Bookcase Platform.

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Laura Edbrook (b. 1982, UK) is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. Recent writing and projects include Art is Elsewhere, a performative reading at Royal Holloway, London, 2015; The Subject’s Object published by Material Press, Los Angeles, 2015; Sick Sick Sick: The Books of Ornery Women, a reading group project programmed with Emma Balkind and MAP, Glasgow, 2013-2014.

Laura is a Lecturer in Art, Theory & Context at The Glasgow School of Art and is Co-Director of MAP, a curatorial and publishing project based in Glasgow.

* Love Making and Taking; is a title borrowed from Gillian Rose (1997)
Love’s Work, p. 64 / Images by Pablo Llopis.

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Laura Edbrook read in conversation with Joanna Peace (Ten Books #1).

Ten Books invites artists, writers and readers to share ten books that have influenced their work. The selected ten books will be housed inside the Café for a month at a time, where visitors are invited to browse them, and will be animated through a public event specially curated by each contributor. Laura will be inviting the next Ten Books guest, activating a chain reaction that will open up a wide selection of bookcases from amongst the community of Glasgow.

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